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    Default Re: eq6 direct cable (shoestring)



    manage to install different drivers.

    i directly soldered the cord to the mount board and no luck.

    solder.jpg

    https://ufile.io/cl5vb the most recent log file from ascom diagnostics

    hyper terminal talking while connected to mount

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    driver version comport 5.jpg

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    Default Re: eq6 direct cable (shoestring)

    what a nightmare!!

    last and final post, found it, a bad soldier joint on the ground pin at the chip during manufacturing . this is a new cord never used and it's pass it's warranty, so i just patched it up myself,i'll glue it all together later.

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    Default Re: eq6 direct cable (shoestring)

    I would have given up a long time ago and just ordered another one

    But I suppose there is a certain sense of accomplishment in finding and resolving the problem.
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    Default Re: eq6 direct cable (shoestring)

    i felt bad spending $70 on it lol,purchasing cords and adaptors are the most irritable part of astronomy .next time i'll be making my own instead relying on an expensive instore ''compatible'' cable ,atleast the solder joints will be good aswell
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    Default Re: eq6 direct cable (shoestring)

    That was a expensive cable I think i bought mine for 20$. With that price one would hope it was thoroughly tested and in working condition before selling it. If i where you i would send it back and get a refund or a new cable.
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